Mexico City (EFE) .
In his daily press conference, which lasted nearly three hours, a journalist questioned the president: “Do you condemn the violation of the human rights of the 222 Nicaraguans (in exile) and would you offer them Mexican nationality?”
“We are going to have breakfast now and tomorrow we will talk, we will answer, on that subject,” López Obrador replied despite the well-known length of his morning conferences.
Just on Monday, some twenty former heads of state and government members of the Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA) denounced the silence of López Obrador before the exile and withdrawal of nationality of 222 political prisoners in Nicaragua.
The silence of the Mexican president contrasts with that of other left-wing governments in Latin America, such as that of Chilean President Gabriel Boric, who has condemned the act and has referred to Ortega as a “dictator”, and that of Argentina, which this Tuesday offered the nationality to the exiles.
No condemnation of the recent events in Nicaragua
On February 9, the Nicaraguan authorities expelled to the United States a group of 222 political prisoners for “traitors to the homeland”, including seven people who tried to challenge Ortega for the presidency of the country last year and five priests, whom they disqualified. for life to hold public or elected office.
In addition, on the 15th, the Nicaraguan authorities stripped another 94 Nicaraguans of their nationality, among them religious, diplomats, former state officials, human rights defenders, Sandinista dissidents, opponents, journalists, academics, students, businessmen and merchants.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), at the request of EFE, responded last Thursday that “Mexico has promptly followed up on the situation of Nicaraguans deported from Nicaragua.”
In this sense, it maintained that “it will remain attentive to respect and protect the human rights of this group of people, including their rights to nationality and not to be arbitrarily deprived of it.”
“And to the use and enjoyment of their goods and property unless it is confiscated or restricted for justified reasons provided for in the laws and through the payment of fair compensation,” he added.
Although López Obrador has explicitly condemned the crisis in Peru under the command of Dina Boluarte and has offered asylum to the family of former president Pedro Castillo, he has kept a controversial ambiguity regarding Nicaragua and the allegations of repression of opponents by the Ortega government .